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Re: cvs add --new
Re: cvs add --new
Thu, 15 Feb 2001 16:30:34 -0500
On Thu, Feb 15, 2001 at 01:43:32PM -0600, address@hidden wrote:
> > ["cvs add --new" wanted because "cvs import" doesn't insert metadata]
> It seems that what is being asked for is a CVS command to convert a
> regular directory into a cvs workspace directory so that it isn't
> necessary to do an initial checkout. But in virtually every situation
> (there may be an occasional exception), everyone that is working on a
> project needs their own workspace directory. So, everybody for the most
> part has to do a checkout anyway.
If it's a one-person project (including local mods to downloaded
open-source code), the savings would be rather greater -- nearly
50% of the effort of CVSifying a package.
I also resented at first that I had to go through this extra
step. But I came to appreciate it:
- It's comforting to know that "import" is a read-only
operation as far as the original directory is concerned; you
don't have to back it up first
- It's possible to diff the original directory with the new
sandbox to make sure nothing went wrong with the import
The one thing that would be useful, IMO, would be a way to create
a top-level directory in the repository. The trick of doing a
"-l" checkout of the root directory is a kludge.
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- cvs add --new, Mr. Aldo D. Longhi, 2001/02/15
- Re: cvs add --new, Noel L Yap, 2001/02/15
- Re: cvs add --new, Mr. Aldo D. Longhi, 2001/02/15
- RE: cvs add --new, Chuck . Irvine, 2001/02/15
- Re: cvs add --new,
Eric Siegerman <=
- RE: cvs add --new, Rex_Jolliff, 2001/02/15
- Re: cvs add --new, Noel L Yap, 2001/02/16
- Re: cvs add --new, Dennis Jones, 2001/02/16